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Allardyce Dumps Ajayi’s Relegated West Brom

Allardyce Dumps Ajayi’s Relegated West Brom

Sam Allardyce will step down as manager of Semi Ajayi’s West Brom manager at the end of the season after they were relegated to the Championship.

West Brom and Allardyce released separate statements on the club’s website explaining his pending departure following Wednesday night’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham United.


The Baggies have one Premier League game left this season, away to Leeds United, and then Allardyce, long-time assistant Sammy Lee and first team coach Robbie Stockdale will all leave The Hawthorns.

The 66-year-old explained that he believes the club need a younger and more ambitious manager longer term.


“West Bromwich Albion made me a generous offer to stay at The Hawthorns that shows the commitment of an ambitious club. After serious consideration I have decided not to accept that offer.

“If I were to stay and achieve promotion next season the expectation would be for me to continue for at least another season and, sadly, that is not a commitment I feel able to make at this stage of my career.

“I believe the club now needs stability and continuity and this would, in my opinion, best be provided by a young and ambitious manager who can get us back to where we should be as an established Premier League football club.

“I must thank the players and staff, in particular Luke Dowling and Ken (chief executive Xu Ke), for their unwavering commitment to a very difficult challenge during my time at the club.”

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  • Eldridge Cleaver 1 year ago

    Kurukere Kurukere Semi Ajayi returned back to the Championship. I don’t see any Premier League club signing him. We still need him in the Super Eagles as he is a deserving player. Jah bless Semi Ajayi and all deserving players.

  • Shuma 1 year ago

    This english coach is a big baby. Cant take a challenge, got relegated and then wants to leave